Britney Spears Cover
Credit: Alexi Lubomirski for Harper’s Bazaar

In her Harper’s BAZAAR cover story, pop princess Britney Spears reveals that after more than a decade in the spotlight, she’s started to take control of her life.

“I’m more straightforward and I speak up more than I did before,” Spears said after being asked how motherhood has affected her career.

Saucy! It sounds like Britney’s taking charge. So what else does she have to say now that she’s come into her own as an independent, freethinking adult?

“I’m like everybody else,” Spears offered. Fierce! Defiant! A true iconoclast. She’s certainly leading by example for those young girls who look up to her: take a stand by blending into the crowd!

To be fair, the full quote is, “I’m pretty normal, you know? Like I said, the type of day I love is just like everybody else’s. I’m like everybody else.” And that was in response to the question, “What don’t people know about you?”

I can’t say the knowledge that Britney is “pretty normal” comes as much of a revelation. After all, the only controversial moment in her career (as far as things interviewers still bring up) was that kiss with Madonna eight years ago… and I think we all know which diva was the mastermind behind that publicity stunt.

As for Britney’s future, we did learn some scintillating scoop about her upcoming tour: “The tour rehearsals have been going really well. I think it will be my best show yet.”

Best. Show. Yet!

Readers, are you disappointed in Britney’s press rounds for Femme Fatale? Or do you think it’s best just to let the (pretty great) music speak for itself?